I first met "Mr. Sabol" aboard the USCGC SEBAGO (WHEC-42) at the CG Yard in Curtis Bay, MD. He had just reported aboard as a fresh Ensign and I had just reported as a new Radioman, fresh from "A" school.
Even though his quarters were in the wardroom, all of the enlisted crew immediately felt Mr. Sabol was a shipmate. He was learning to be a deep water Coastie just like many of us aboard. We all looked toward our saltier shipmates for guidance and it was a good feeling to look at this young Ensign and see both his smile and enthusiasm.
His old shipmates miss him and remember him fondly.